Candidate Profile
Harold Ramm

Republican , Texas


Harold Ramm
State Senator, Dist. 5

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


Reported by Candidate

Shirley Richardson, Former Comm. of Education, Jesse Hawthorne, Retired Superintendent

Selected Contributions


Texas Parent PAC







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.


Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.


Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.


People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.


Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.


People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.


I support the death penalty.


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.


The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

If the life of the mother is at stake, then the mother and her doctor should make an informed decision.

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

They were concerned that a checks and balances system be in place so that things would be done fairly and the government could not easily be corrupted.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian who believes in the one and only God, and my values are based on biblical principles.

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?


Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

Church attendance and voting habits

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Public education and career and technology training in the schools making young adults ready for the workforce is a viable solution to combat unemployment.

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Give doctors autonomy in making decision on patient care and remove that role from insurance providers and disallow frivolous lawsuits.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The government should play a limited role and allow a competitive, free market to spur the economy.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I have been a school Superintendent for more than 30 years. I have experience working with people, managing money and facilities, and building budgets. I have been working hard since I was 8 years old. I actually became a barber at 16 to pay my way through college. I earned a bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degree. I became one of the youngest and longest serving Superintendents in the State. I also have a realtor's license and more than 30 years of experience managing and selling properties. I have a great deal of life experience as well, working with people and making decisions for the greater good.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 254-493-7122

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I am not a career politician. I am running because I am concerned about State issues and want to work towards building a better future for all Texans.


  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Ed.D, 1990
  • Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, M.Ed., 1974
  • Southwestern University, Georgetown, BS, 1969
Work & Military
  • United States Army, SP5, 1970-71
  • Groesbeck Lion's Club, Member
  • Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Pine Lodge 593, Master Mason
  • First United Methodist Church Belton, Member
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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